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Sylvia Showers of Lumby is one of the 35 artists featured at Artsolutely, the 15th annual sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre on daily Nov. 28-Dec. 24. (Contributed)

Artsolutely makes shopping local easy in Vernon

15th annual event features 35 artists and runs for 27 days

Okanagan Sleigh & Wagon are on board for the 2020/2021 season up at SilverStar Mountain. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Horse sleigh rides on board at SilverStar

Okanagan Sleigh & Wagon running fourth year of magical adventures

A colourful inflatable igloo is a new addition to Vernon Winter Carnival 2021, if the multi-day event can proceed amid health regulations. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival still hoping to light up 2021 amid COVID-19

Event gets support from city in attempts to continue while navigating health regulations

The Vernon Towne Theatre and Galaxy Cinemas are closed under the latest pandemic protocols. (File photo)

COVID-19 closes Vernon movie theatres, again

Galaxy Cinemas and Towne Theatre part of latest health regulations in limiting events

The Vernon Towne Theatre and Galaxy Cinemas are closed under the latest pandemic protocols. (File photo)
The Sycamore String Quartet’s performance in Lake Country has been postponed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. (Quartet photo)

COVID-19 restrictions curtail Okanagan events

Theatre’s announce postponed and cancelled shows

The Sycamore String Quartet’s performance in Lake Country has been postponed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. (Quartet photo)
The team of horses are ready to pull riders into a socially-distanced display of the Gift at the Caravan Farm Theatre Dec. 8-Jan. 2, 2020. (Caravan Farm Theatre image)

Spallumcheen theatre hosts COVID-friendly sleigh-ride show

Tickets for socially-distanced sleigh rides, show available Nov. 17

The team of horses are ready to pull riders into a socially-distanced display of the Gift at the Caravan Farm Theatre Dec. 8-Jan. 2, 2020. (Caravan Farm Theatre image)
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Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 26 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Vernon stars in Spider-Man movie

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 26

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 26 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)
John Beuhler performs at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver in 2016. Beuhler will headline the Kelowna Curling Club for Train Wreck Comedy Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (YouTube photo)

‘COVID-safe’ comedy coming to Kelowna Curling Club

Eat and Laugh at the Kelowna Curling Club on Saturday, Nov. 21

John Beuhler performs at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver in 2016. Beuhler will headline the Kelowna Curling Club for Train Wreck Comedy Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (YouTube photo)
Harry Robinson is one of several local Indigenous authors who will be featured during the fall season of the Okanagan Online Book Club. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Okanagan book club opens new chapter of Indigenous history

Online club features six Indigenous books and authors

Harry Robinson is one of several local Indigenous authors who will be featured during the fall season of the Okanagan Online Book Club. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Morgan Rauscher, Biz-Tech Innovator, artist and educator, will be the first in the virtual UBCO Lecture Series Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. As demonstrated by a student in the photo, Rauscher is known for his Art-Bot. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Biz-Tech innovator rescheduled for UBC Okanagan series

Vernon Public Art Gallery presents virtual lecture series

Morgan Rauscher, Biz-Tech Innovator, artist and educator, will be the first in the virtual UBCO Lecture Series Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. As demonstrated by a student in the photo, Rauscher is known for his Art-Bot. (Contributed)
Some Vernon homes are sticking with traditions and setting up decorations for a spooktacular Halloween, despite all the horror of 2020. (Contributed)

Check out these spooktacular Vernon Halloween displays

Send us your address if you have a fright-worthy set up

Some Vernon homes are sticking with traditions and setting up decorations for a spooktacular Halloween, despite all the horror of 2020. (Contributed)
Comedian Mike Delamont will take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre for two socially-distanced shows Nov. 14 at 5:40 and 8 p.m. (Contributed)

Comedy returns to Vernon’s stage amid COVID-19

Cabaret-style shows let audience in on the live action once again

Comedian Mike Delamont will take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre for two socially-distanced shows Nov. 14 at 5:40 and 8 p.m. (Contributed)
Vernon product Quinn Jones, better known as Jaq Havoq, released his sophomore album Mood Swings ahead of fall 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon product drops sophomore album

Jaq Havoq examines love, heartache and depression in Mood Swings

Vernon product Quinn Jones, better known as Jaq Havoq, released his sophomore album Mood Swings ahead of fall 2020. (Contributed)
Enderby Entertainment’s Recon, starring Alexander Ludwig of History Channel’s show Vikings, is set to release Nov. 10, 2020. (IMDB)

Enderby producer set for release of Recon

Second World War story filmed in Vernon area to hit theatres ahead of Remembrance Day

Enderby Entertainment’s Recon, starring Alexander Ludwig of History Channel’s show Vikings, is set to release Nov. 10, 2020. (IMDB)
Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Chantal Kreviazuk Lake Country shows sell out in two minutes

Creekside Theatre hosts two shows of Canadian songstress

Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)
Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)

COVID-19 fails to close curtain on Vernon arts bursaries

Coldstream and Vernon students benefit from Performing Arts Centre support

Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)
Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Museum offers a brief history of pandemics in the Okanagan

Greater Vernon Museum exhibit offers historical view of past outbreaks that affected the local area

Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)

A Gardener’s Diary: How to make green tomato pickles

Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts

  • Sep 23, 2020
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)
Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Raquel Cole semi-finalist in SiriusXM contest with Canadian Country Music Association

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)

Vernon centre lights up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)